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ma·chine-gun

(mə-shēn′gŭn′)
tr.v. ma·chine-gunned, ma·chine-gun·ning, ma·chine-guns
To fire at or kill with a machine gun.
adj.
Fast and staccato: a machine-gun style of speaking.

machine gunner n.
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machine-gun

or

machinegun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a rapid-firing automatic gun, usually mounted, from which small-arms ammunition is discharged
b. (as modifier): machine-gun fire.
vb, -guns, -gunning or -gunned
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to shoot or fire at with a machine-gun
machine-gunner n
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machine-gun


Past participle: machine-gunned
Gerund: machine-gunning

Imperative
machine-gun
machine-gun
Present
I machine-gun
you machine-gun
he/she/it machine-guns
we machine-gun
you machine-gun
they machine-gun
Preterite
I machine-gunned
you machine-gunned
he/she/it machine-gunned
we machine-gunned
you machine-gunned
they machine-gunned
Present Continuous
I am machine-gunning
you are machine-gunning
he/she/it is machine-gunning
we are machine-gunning
you are machine-gunning
they are machine-gunning
Present Perfect
I have machine-gunned
you have machine-gunned
he/she/it has machine-gunned
we have machine-gunned
you have machine-gunned
they have machine-gunned
Past Continuous
I was machine-gunning
you were machine-gunning
he/she/it was machine-gunning
we were machine-gunning
you were machine-gunning
they were machine-gunning
Past Perfect
I had machine-gunned
you had machine-gunned
he/she/it had machine-gunned
we had machine-gunned
you had machine-gunned
they had machine-gunned
Future
I will machine-gun
you will machine-gun
he/she/it will machine-gun
we will machine-gun
you will machine-gun
they will machine-gun
Future Perfect
I will have machine-gunned
you will have machine-gunned
he/she/it will have machine-gunned
we will have machine-gunned
you will have machine-gunned
they will have machine-gunned
Future Continuous
I will be machine-gunning
you will be machine-gunning
he/she/it will be machine-gunning
we will be machine-gunning
you will be machine-gunning
they will be machine-gunning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been machine-gunning
you have been machine-gunning
he/she/it has been machine-gunning
we have been machine-gunning
you have been machine-gunning
they have been machine-gunning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been machine-gunning
you will have been machine-gunning
he/she/it will have been machine-gunning
we will have been machine-gunning
you will have been machine-gunning
they will have been machine-gunning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been machine-gunning
you had been machine-gunning
he/she/it had been machine-gunning
we had been machine-gunning
you had been machine-gunning
they had been machine-gunning
Conditional
I would machine-gun
you would machine-gun
he/she/it would machine-gun
we would machine-gun
you would machine-gun
they would machine-gun
Past Conditional
I would have machine-gunned
you would have machine-gunned
he/she/it would have machine-gunned
we would have machine-gunned
you would have machine-gunned
they would have machine-gunned
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Translations

machine-gun

[məˈʃiːngʌn] VTametrallar
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machine-gun

[məˈʃiːnˌgʌn] vtmitragliare
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machine

(məˈʃiːn) noun
1. a working arrangement of wheels, levers or other parts, driven eg by human power, electricity etc, or operating electronically, producing power and/or motion for a particular purpose. a sewing-machine.
2. a vehicle, especially a motorbike. That's a fine machine you have!
verb
1. to shape, make or finish with a power-driven tool. The articles are machined to a smooth finish.
2. to sew with a sewing-machine. You should machine the seams.
maˈchinery noun
1. machines in general. Many products are made by machinery rather than by hand.
2. the workings or processes. the machinery of government.
maˈchinist noun
a person skilled in the use of machines, eg a sewing-machine, or electrical tools. She's a machinist in a clothes factory.
maˈchine-gun noun
an automatic gun that fires very rapidly.
verb
He machine-gunned a crowd of defenceless villagers.
machine tool
a power-driven machine that shapes metal, wood, or plastics by cutting, pressing, or drilling.

machinery does not have a plural.
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References in classic literature ?
He noted machine-gun emplacements cunningly hidden from the view of the British and listening posts placed well out in No Man's Land.
Again adjusting his sights he took a long-range shot at a distant machine-gun crew to his right.
Besides pistol and rifle, there was the machine-gun mounted in front of him on the plane, and ammunition for all three.
It's the machine-gun! Oh, Lord; and here we are as helpless as a lot of old ladies ten thousand miles away!
And very faint now, but very distinct through the hot, quiet air, one heard the whirr of a machine-gun that was presently stilled, and an intermittent cracking of rifles.
The officers appeared upon the machine-gun platforms.
In roar of shell and shrapnel and in whine of machine-guns will our answer be couched.* We will grind you revolutionists down under our heel, and we shall walk upon your faces.
And in the day that we sweep to victory at the ballot-box, and you refuse to turn over to us the government we have constitutionally and peacefully captured, and you demand what we are going to do about it--in that day, I say, we shall answer you; and in roar of shell and shrapnel and in whine of machine-guns shall our answer be couched.